Athlete Highlights

Watching our athletes succeed after all their hard work is a pleasure like no other.  Below is a snapshot of some of the athletes that have trained with us, both in-house and on a remote basis.

Nick Cimillo – With the Pittsburgh Pirates, Batting .289 with 3 HRs

Nick Cimillo recently concluded an outstanding spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a .289 cumulative BA, 11 hits including two 2B, one 3B and three HRs. His three HRs had an average exit velo over 100 mph with 2 of them carrying over 400 feet. How did he do it? Read more…


Lucas Malave – Outfielder at Catholic University is on Fire

Lucas Malave, sophomore outfielder for nationally ranked Catholic University, is having a heck of a season. Through 27 games played, Lucas is hitting .333 with 7 HR, 28 RBI, 27 R, and 6 SB. While Lucas has always had the ability to see the ball well at the plate, these numbers far surpass his freshman year stats in many ways. How did he do it? Read more…


Jack Brodsky – Pitcher at Tampa U. from Sitting 91-93 to Sitting 93-94, Touching 95

Jack Brodsky, 5th year grad student and closer for University of Tampa Baseball, is having a banner year. With 11 appearances and 15.2 inning pitched, he has a 0.57 ERA and a 0.57 WHIP, with a pitching velo up to 95 mph. Jack joined us last summer as a part of the summer throwing program after graduating from Emory University. He also returned during his winter break before the start of the spring season. When he started in June 2022, his objectives were to improve his velocity and command and control. He was sitting 91-93 and had just graduated from Emory with a 1.59 WHIP and a 5.42 cumulative ERA. How did he do it? Read more…


Michael Gillen – Seton Hall Frosh Sitting 91-93 mph with a 0.40 ERA

Michael Gillen, Freshman at Seton Hall University, is having a great start to his collegiate career. With 15 appearances and 22.2 innings pitched, he has a .40 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and velocity sitting at 91-93 mph. He initially began training with us back in the fall of 2019 as he was starting his sophomore year at Bergen Catholic high school (at the time according to PBR he was sitting 78-80). Fast forward… after graduation he joined the 12-week Summer Throwing Program in preparation for his collegiate career. When he started the summer program, his goals included cleaning up pitching mechanics, improving his velocity and overall pitching arsenal. Read More…


Brett Antolick – Texas A&M Commit Velo up 6-7 mph, Touching 95 mph

Brett Antolick (Texas A&M commit, Class 2023) started training with us on a remote basis almost two years ago, beginning in July of 2021.  At the time, he came to RPP at the recommendation of Nate Yeskie, the Texas A&M Pitching Coach. Although Brett trains on a remote basis, luckily, he doesn’t live too far and during this time period he has been able to perform his assessments and reassessments in-house.  Shortly after he first started, at a PBR event in Pennsylvania he was clocked sitting 86-87 and touching 88.  Fast forward to April 2023, at a high school outing recently he was sitting 91-94 and touching 95 mph.  How did he do it? Read more…


Connor Roche – Wagner Commit is Batting .667 this Spring

Wagner Baseball commit Connor Roche is on fire this spring at Westwood High in Westwood, New Jersey. Ten games into the spring, he is batting .667 and has a .939 slugging average. He has had at least one hit in every single game with several for extra bases. While his batting average is probably unsustainable, his overall improvement is quite impressive. Needless to say, his hard work is paying off in a big way! How did he do it? Read more…

Connor Roche

George Mason Commit Shaun O’Keeffe (1.34 ERA) Velo is up 4-6 mph

George Mason commit Shaun O’Keeffe is having an exceptional spring senior season at Donovan Catholic High School in Toms River, New Jersey. In 36 IP, the lefty has registered a 1.34 ERA with 62 strikeouts and an Ocean County Championship for Donovan Catholic. Shaun began training with us last summer as a part of the Summer Throwing Program and continued his training throughout the fall and winter leading up to the spring season.  His velocity has improved by 4-6 mph, from sitting 81-83 to 85-87 mph. Read more…


Vincent Luther – Velo is up 6 mph Since September (1.18 ERA)

Vincent Luther, Junior at Ridgewood High School in New Jersey, is having an excellent start to his 2023 baseball season. More than halfway through the spring, he has pitched 35.2 innings with a 1.18 ERA. His velocity is up 6 mph from 78 in July 2022 to 84+ mph since he started training with us last September, which gave us a good amount of time to work on several different areas. How did he do it? Read more…


Antonio Doganiero – A Deep Dive into Pitt Commit Antonio

Lefty pitcher Antonio Doganiero (Class 2024), came to us for remote training through the Baseball U Anthracite travel program in Pennsylvania, this past October after a recent commitment to the University of Pittsburgh baseball program. He was looking to improve his overall performance on the mound. When Antonio started his remote program (6′ – 167 lbs.) he was sitting 83-84 mph. This past weekend, Antonio was sitting 86-88, and he touched 89.3 mph. There is obviously much more to come here. But, how did we do this on a remote basis in 4-5 months? Read More…


Graham Keen – Pitching Velo Up 7-8 mph in 10 months

Graham Keen, 2-way player in the class of 2027, came to us in June of 2022 after a recommendation from Matt Pilewski, owner operator at PVS Baseball based in Pittsburgh, PA. Although Graham is a 2-way player, our initial assessment was focused on his physicality and pitching mechanics. After 10 months of hard work he has made significant gains, with his pitching velocity up 7-8 mph to 85-88 mph. So, how did he do it? Read more…


Evan Festa – Coronado High 2-Way Player Batting .459 this Spring

Evan Festa , 2-way player from Las Vegas, Nevada (Class of 2024), came to us last September looking to elevate his game and performance on the field. At 5’11″, Evan started his remote training at RPP weighing in at 155 lbs. and expressing a desire to increase his lean body mass, strength and power, and eliminate his pre-existing lower back discomfort. Six months later, Evan is off to a great start this spring with a .459 batting average and no lower back discomfort. How did her do it? Read more…


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